Faculty Qualifications Questions

for High School Partnerships

Q: I am a high school faculty and I hold a current Colorado CTE credential. I want to teach a Concurrent Enrollment class that is being offered at my high school. Am I properly credentialed?

A: Yes, you are qualified because a secondary CCCS CTE Credential is accepted as a post-secondary credential, as well. If you do not currently hold a dual-secondary/post-secondary CTE credential, you must submit a post-secondary credential application form to the ACC Credentialing Officer (no fees apply).

Q: I teach general academic classes (non-CTE) at my high school. What are the academic qualifications to teach a general academic (transfer) course for ACC?

A: A minimum of a Master's degree in the subject area or a Master’s and 18 graduate credits in the subject matter.

Q: At my high school, we are offering college classes for dual credit during the day through a partnership with a local community college. Am I qualified to teach these classes as part of my district-paid load?

A: It depends:

  • If this is a CTE course that is in the CCCNS database and the community college has approved you as an instructor, you are qualified to teach the course. You must also hold a current secondary CTE credential. You must provide the Credentialing Officer at the sponsoring community college with a copy of your credential prior to teaching any class for college credit. Whether you teach the course as part of your district-paid teaching load is up to your principal and/or district officials.
  • If the class is a general academic course that is in the CCCNS database and the community college has approved you as an instructor based on your academic merits, then you are qualified to teach the course. Whether you teach the class as part of your district-paid teaching load is up to your principal and/or district officials.

Q: I teach at a local community college. My employing college has partnered with a local high school to offer college classes at the high school for dual credit during the regular school day. Am I qualified to teach these classes?

A: Yes!

  • If you have met all of the qualifications to teach a college course in the CCCNS database on location at a community college, you are qualified to teach the same college course on location at a high school. This holds true for day and evening course offerings.